HEC Paris in Qatar

EFMD Equis Accredited
AACSB Accredited

Qatar is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, and is thus a very attractive business destination.

The economic growth of Qatar has been mainly based on its petroleum and natural gas industries. However, according to the Qatar National Vision 2030, economic policy is focused on developing non-energy sectors. The aim is to transform the current carbon-based economy to an advanced, competitive and knowledge-based economy.


HEC Paris joined Qatar Foundation in June 2010, bringing world-class Executive Education programs and research activity to Doha and the region. It is the first European Partner in Education City.

In this context, HEC Paris offers a complete portfolio of management programs, including Qatar’s first international Executive MBA, a Specialized Master’s ® Degree in Strategic Business Unit Management, as well as non-degree management programs for executives, in the form of open-enrolment programs. Ranked #2 worldwide for its Executive Education programs in 2015, it also offers custom-designed programs for individual companies.

The programs and research activities of HEC Paris in Qatar build corporate competitiveness within the global economy and are fully aligned with Qatar National Vision 2030 to support the transformation of Qatar into an advanced, competitive and knowledge-based economy.


HEC Paris has launched a Research Office in Qatar to further its contribution to the realization of a knowledge-based economy in Qatar that goes beyond providing the world’s best executive education programs in the region by launching. The Research Office, created with the support of the Qatar Foundation, is sourcing potential funding from the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), Qatar Foundation Research & Development (QF R&D) as well as local and regional companies. The Research Office will focus on the development of pedagogical content such as writing business case studies on local companies, innovative academic research that will be published in prestigious journals, the facilitation of post doctorate and PhD student grants and fellowships, collaboration with academic and business communities in Qatar, and the organization of ‘Focus on Research’ events, workshops and conferences.


State-of-the-art premises in the award-winning 52 story Tornado Tower located in West Bay – the business heart of Doha.

The facilities provide a comfortable and easily accessible venue for HEC Paris programs while offering spectacular views of the city.


Founded in 1995 by decree of His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Father Emir, Qatar Foundation is a private, non-profit organization.

Qatar Foundation's mission is to nurture the future leaders of Qatar. By example and by sharing its experience, the Foundation also contributes to human development nationally, regionally, and internationally. In all of its activities, the Foundation promotes a culture of excellence in Qatar and furthers its role in supporting an innovative and open society that aspires to develop sustainable human capacity, social, and economic prosperity for a knowledge-based economy.

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Executive MBA

Campus Full time 16 months February 2017 Qatar Doha

The Executive MBA is a practical and intense program developed to provide you with an understanding of the social, economic and environmental aspects of international business, as well as the skills to implement your vision. [+]

1 DEGREE, 8 MAJORS, 14 LOCATIONS The Executive MBA is a practical and intense program developed to provide you with an understanding of the social, economic and environmental aspects of international business, as well as the skills to implement your vision. Our special focus on strategy, leadership and the global business environment ensures that you gain comprehensive, innovative, and applicable knowledge and skills. You will learn not only from top faculty, but also from other senior participants who bring a wealth of practical business experience, from a wide spectrum of industries and management functions, to the classroom. PROGRAM CURRICULUM The 500 hour curriculum is built around 3 components: 14 Core Courses and Topics in General Management (420 hours, 11 modules of 4-6 days), a Major (80 hours, 2 five-day sessions), and a Capstone project. LIVE A TRULY GLOBAL EXPERIENCE TROUGH OUR MOBILITY OPTIONS The HEC Paris EMBA is all about diversity and offering you an international learning experience. You can take classes in 5 different locations, and further learn in a diversified and multicultural environment when choosing your specialization. Our Majors, delivered in 14 cities around the globe, turn out to be a great opportunity to meet with participants from different countries and background - perfect for networking! ADMISSION PROCESS An HEC Paris education begins with admissions. Our Program Advisors are eager to hear about you: who you are, what you've accomplished and your projects and aspirations for the future. We give our utmost attention to every application, and we accompany you throughout the process. Interviewers and assessors are looking for evidence of your personal motivation and aptitude, as well as a clear sense of how obtaining an Executive MBA Degree (Executive Master in Business Administration) from HEC Paris will help you achieve your personal and professional goals. A GLOBAL NETWORK Become a part of an influential international community with our 50,000-strong HEC Paris Community network. The ideal way to engage, exchange practices, and learn from peers coming from wide-ranging backgrounds. As a graduate of an HEC Paris Executive Education program, you also gain access to the HEC Paris Executive Community, which enables you, among other things, to get together with fellow members at events and attend refresher classes to get abreast with the latest insights and practices in management. [-]